Tax return retention period
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From: Rodney Malone
Dear Australian Taxation Office,
I would like to know the what information is being retained beyond the Agency specific record established by National archives of Australia( record authority 2011/00321676) class no 34557. Specifically I would like to know when a person fills and lodges a tax return, what information on that tax return form is retained beyond the period of 5 years( class no 34557). These include but not limited to
annual income ,address, phone numbers,spousal income,marital status.
In other words I seek to know how long is the information supplied on an individual tax return is retained for(Please clarify if indefinite retention applies). Please indicate if there are other class on same record authority or another that would govern its deletion whether in primary or secondary form-bothhard copy as well as electronic (eg in a database).
Further please clarify if class 34551 of the same document contains any of the above information.If not, a template of kind of data/info covered by class 34551.
Australian Taxation Office
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